Antonios - University College London, Chemistry with Mathematics
Date attended Ashmole: 2008 - 2015
A Levels: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics (AS)
University: University College London
Course: Chemistry with Mathematics MSci
What are you doing now?
2nd Year on my undergraduate course.
What did/do you get involved with at university?
• Portfolio Analyst for the UCL Investment Fund
• Strategy Consulting Masterclass
• Guest Speakers from Investment banks and Consulting firms
• Data Science Society holds coding workshops.
• LSE Alternative Investments conference in January.
What did you find most valuable about your experiences at Ashmole Academy? What skills did it help you to develop?
Ashmole helped me develop my intellectual curiosity through its teaching and additional programmes, alongside the main syllabus.
Which Programme/s did you get involved in during 6th Form e.g. MedSoc/ Oxbridge/ other:
MedSoc and G&T programme
What top tips would you give to other students wishing to follow a similar career to yours?
In STEM at the university level, it becomes more important to know why things happen as well as simply what happens in different conditions and contexts. The amount of content
covered increases by a significant proportion and past 1st year, it is extremely difficult to learn everything from memory alone. Chemistry has a large lab component where safety and understanding of lab techniques becomes critical. This can be easy to overlook in secondary school as the reagents you use wouldn’t be 99% pure or fatal and the jump to university labs can at first be quite intimidating.
How did Ashmole help you reach your goals?
Ashmole provided me with the support and resources I needed through my studies and gave opportunities to get more involved with the school community and participate in wider challenges, such as Olympiads and the Maths Challenge, which are the sorts of activities that can help differentiate yourself from others and show commitment towards your subject.
Please write a quote that sums up your experience at Ashmole.
“The teachers at Ashmole worked closely with me throughout my studies and allowed me to push myself to help reach my full potential.”